Thursday, April 11, 2013

Zinnia Sympathy

Sympathy cards seem to be snapped up rather fast at the shop where I sell my cards :-/ so I've been busy making some more to fill the void.  Thought I'd play along in a couple of challenges, too.


I used blossoms from Stampin' Up!'s Reason To Smile, which has been in my possession for, oh, at least a year now, and never used.  One of my old SU faves, Old French Script, is subtle in the background.  The sentiment is Paper Smooches.


Challenges entered:

  • Simon Says Stamp - April Showers and/or Spring Flowers 
  • Flourishes - Summer Lovin' - be inspired by the photo colors/elements or summer


My craft studio in the attic is complete now, and I need to take pictures to show you all.  I love the solitude I get up there!

Speaking of photos, I have new photos to share on my other blog, bleu hydrangea, if you have time to visit.  They're full of Easter goodness!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Salutations - Paper Smooches; Old French Script, Reason to Smile - SU
Paper: white - PTI; Regal Rose - SU
Ink: Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white seam binding - Hug Snug
Other: Copic markers; oval die - Spellbinders

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card - a perfect sympathy card. The flower stamp is very pretty. Elizabeth xx

Linda R said...

This is such a pretty card. How cool that you sell your card to a local shop..

Hugs~

Shirley said...

Thank you so much, Colleen, for stopping by. I have been busy with IO and making memory easel cards for the Sandy Hook families. I had no idea how I would get into adding charms for their favorite things. Your card is so elegant and I know will be treasured!

Susie Wittwer said...

Such a pretty sympathy card. That french script background is just perfect for this card.
I would LOVE to see photos of your new craft space. Please share!

Benzi said...

Perfect sympathy card, Colleen...soft and beautiful.

I'm glad you like my garden on Pinterest. It has been a lot of work but usually when Spring is over, it is just mostly mowing the grass for my hubby and we can relax some. That is, unless I want to set something else. :-)

I'll eagerly await photos of your new craft room. I'm sure I'll love it.

Lisa said...

Soft and delicate Colleen, love the sheer ribbon along the bottom!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card! Love the white space and the subtle French Script in the BG (one of my faves I'll never give up!!). Yeah for a completed craft room too! Can't wait to see pictures :)

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful card Colleen! Love the subtle script, those pretty flowers, and the whole look of the card. Beautiful my friend! Hugz!

Lisa Carroll said...

Such a wonderful sympathy card! Very classy and elegant. :) Thank you for participating in our "April Showers/Spring Flowers" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful... loving those flowers!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Elegant Sympathy card, love the flower. Cheers, Shirleyx

Maria said...

Lovely flowers for a beautiful sympathy card!

Emily Keaton said...

This sympathy card is gorgeous! Perfect for the occasion. I rec'd your gorgeous thank you note today--made me all warm and fuzzy! So, thanks for the thanks ;)

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful! I like these flowers and they look especially nice against the script. Sympathy cards are one of my biggest sellers, too.

ChristineCreations said...

This is a stunning design Colleen! The clean lines and touches of color are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes this month!

Shani Thomas said...

I think sympathy cards are difficult to do. Sometimes I see ones that I think are downright cheery...and inappropriate. Yours here is an example of what one should be... elegant, pretty, but serious, as is fitting to the occasion. Excellent work!

Silke Ledlow said...

Colleen, this is such a pretty Sympathy card! Thank you for joining us in the summer challenge..~S~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply beautiful and thoughtful sympathy card! Thanks for playing in Flourishes Summer Lovin challenge~

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for playing along at the FLLC Summer Lovin' Challenge.

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